David is a veterinarian with over 15 years’ experience in small animal practice, and throughout his career he has gained tremendous knowledge and experience working in some of the largest veterinary hospitals in Australia.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary science with first class honours from the University of Sydney in 2003, he started full time work at the RSPCA in Yagoona, gaining a large exposure to a vast array of different cases, and animals great and small, before joining the team at Sylvania Veterinary Hospital in March 2005. From 2003 to 2006, David also worked part time at the veterinary emergency and critical care units of the Animal Referral Hospital, and the North Shore Veterinary Specialist Centre, alongside some of Australia's leading veterinary specialists.
David has an interest in bird medicine, and completed an one year course in Avian Medicine with the Post Graduate Society in 2007. In 2008, he was inducted as a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Specialists after successfully passing examinations in the subject area of Avian Health. He is also a Member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians Australian Committee.
David has also furthered his disciplines in all aspects of small animal practice, completing anone year distance education courses in Ultrasonography and Oncology through the Post Graduate Foundation of the University of Sydney. In 2009 he was awarded a Masters of Veterinary studies in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery from Murdoch University, in recognition of 4 years of further study. In the same year he received further accolades, successfully passing membership examinations of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine.
When he can tear himself away from the practice, he enjoys family time with his wife Berena, and his three gorgeous children; daughters Jelena and Isabella, and son Aiden. Also, we can't forget his cheeky Labrador Mango, his irrepressible pug Cherry, and chirpy Banana, a rescued Indian Ringneck.